In the Unites States, 12.1% of men 18 years and over are in fair or poor health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of 2012, 34.6% of men 20 years and over were considered to be obese.
Summertime doesn’t just equate to beaches and barbeques. It’s also a time when the nation pauses to shed a spotlight on men’s health. As you wrap up this June, it’s important that gentlemen have a pulse on their overall wellness and understand how vision care can help facilitate that assessment.
Eye On Wellness
Did you know that your eyes are the only place on your body that provides an unobstructed, non-invasive view of the blood vessels? This means that a comprehensive eye exam can not only reveal serious eye diseases like glaucoma but it can also detect signs of serious systemic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.
In some cases, your eye doctor can see signs of diseases like diabetes before you even notice symptoms. Conditions like Diabetes can be detected years in advance making annual eye exams a critical component to maintaining overall health. Don’t have vision insurance or know where to find a doctor? Enter your zip code on vspdirect.com to get started.
A Stylish Safeguard
We all know how important it is to protect our skin from the sun's harmful rays, but sunburns aren’t harmful to just your skin. By wearing protective sunwear, you’re helping protect your eyes from sunburn, macular degeneration and cataracts.
Need inspiration for the right frame for your favorite summer activities? Consider a frame that can stand-up to the work office hustle as well as a hot summers day activities, like Flexon. Flexon is more durable, lightweight and resistant than conventional metals and will return to its original shape when bent.
From potentially life-saving eye exams to stylish and practical eyewear it is clear that vision care is essential to a man’s overall wellness. Round out this commemorative month by ensuring your peepers are taken care of.
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